Agartala, December 02: Opposition leader Animesh Debbarma has urged Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha to launch an inquiry into the mysterious death of three members of a family in Tripura’s Melaghar. Debbarma visited the house of the deceased at Thakurpara area on Friday morning and spoke to the neighbours.
He claimed that the family was harassed by some miscreants who wanted Pratima Pal, the wife of Chintaharan Pal (70), to quit her job of mid-day meal at Thakurpara School. He said that the family did not die of poverty, but due to the troubles caused by the miscreants. He requested the Chief Minister to order a proper investigation into the incident and bring the culprits to justice.
The bodies of Chintaharan Pal, Pratima Pal (50) and their daughter Monika Pal (20) were found lying on the bed in their house on Thursday. Chintaharan Pal was a potter by profession, but he also worked as a mid-day meal worker at Thakurpara School along with his wife. They also made idols at home occasionally.
On Thursday morning, when Chintaharan Pal did not show up at school, a colleague went to his house and called him. But there was no response from inside. The neighbours then broke open the door and discovered the dead bodies. They informed the police, who took the bodies to the hospital for post-mortem. The exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained.